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Monday, January 18, 2010

My Dad's Update

A quick update on my dad's fight with pancreatic cancer.

- They were having trouble with his veins so a couple weeks ago he had a port put in; said this helped a lot with chemo.

- He was hospitalized for extreme abdominal pain of which they found no exact cause. He's had the pain off and on still but not enough to be hospitalized again - very frustrating.

- The antibiotic pill he took to counter another pill he's taking caused dry heaves, fever, and a bad nose bleed. Basically he felt like crap.

- Then he started having trouble with his left foot falling flat when he walks (instead of falling heel to toe) so now they are scheduling an MRI of his brain.

- His blood work for CA19 (cancer marker) finally went down, which was good news as it had been going up.

- He has an MRI scheduled for today - we are praying results will show the chemo has been working and the tumors will have shrunk.

Thanks for continued prayers for my dad.

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24 comments:

ABandCsMom said...

We'll keep your dad in our prayers.

Beth said...

Oh wow! We are certainly thinking and praying for you guys....CANCER SUCKS!

nicole @ much more than a mom said...

Oh yuck. I'm praying for all of you. Cancer sucks.

Christina said...

Continuing prayers for your dad.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

praying the mri has good results today and that the chemo is working!!! thinking of you!!!

Lacey said...

Continued prayers for your dad in his cancer fight!

Mom24 said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry. Definitely continuing to pray.

Kim said...

Prayers for good news.

Lianna said...

Thinking of you all and keeping your dad in my heart and prayers, Michelle. *hugs*

Bailey's Leaf said...

Thank you for the update. We wish that it was a better update, but the numbers went down, so that is good! Wish he felt better.

Prayers to you and your family.

chelle said...

big hugs.

Anonymous said...

Many prayers for your Dad.
I suffer from Chronic pancreatitis so I can relate to the pain.
Prayers for healing.


Cyndi J
SC

Renee said...

Definitely keeping your Dad and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing and praying for good news regarding the MRI.

Sasha said...

I am so thinking of you and your dad. I am sorry to hear that he is having a lot of pain. It is heartbreaking isn't it? My mom is not even at the chemo stage yet. She is having a bile stent put in this week as she is jaundiced. My mom may not do the chemo route. Anyways feel free to private email me if you like since we are on this journey together. Hoping and praying for good news for you dad and the CA counts. Please let me know how it goes. Is your dad doing any/or will do any alternative therapies?
Take care of yourself and tell your dad we are thinking of him and to hang in there.

Michelle said...

Michelle - continued prayers for your dad and your family.

Sari said...

Michelle, praying for your Dad's health and for your family. Hang in there - all of you... Thank you for the updates.

Hope the kids are both well and Joe is safe.

Bethany said...

Praying for your dad ... I hope the MRI goes well!

Windmills and Tulips said...

Michelle, I'm praying for your dad.

Thank you for encouraging me to keep Windmills and Tulips open. I have decided to take your advice. I wrote about it, if you'd like to take a look.

You made a good point. I appreciate you taking the time to share.


My love and prayers are with you and your family.

Jasmine

Carol N. said...

Thinking of you all!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh goodness. many prayers, and cyber hugs. ♥

starrlife said...

Hugs and positive vibes coming your Dad's way! Hugs to you and the kids too there Michelle- I sure hope that all of this suffering your Dad is going through has the best possible outcome.

Beverly said...

keeping you and your Dad in my prayers

Sunny said...

praying

Shelley said...

Michelle I'll keep your Dad in my prayers.